The Wausau Buyers’ Guide accepts info. for non-profit organizations to be printed free in our “Community Services.” Listings edited at the discretion of the Publisher. Please check with event coordinators for possible date, time or location changes. Send to: Wausau Buyers’ Guide, Attn.: Community Needs & Services, 807 E. First St., Merrill, WI 54452. Or email to [email protected]
•Wisconsin Valley Auxiliary Shriners – Second Friday of each month from September through May, 11:30 a.m., Palm’s Supper Club, Weston. Through giving of knitting, crocheting, monetary gifts and purchasing toys, the organization supports the General Auxiliary at the Shriners hospital in the Twin Cities, MN. Interested women are invited to join and be acquainted with the wonderful benefit of giving. Information: Barbara, 715-842-8463.
•Fibromyalgia Support Group- Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6 p.m., Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. First St., Wausau, 2nd Floor Meeting Room. Speaker will be Stephanie McColley, massage therapist, presenting “Healthy Healing Scents.” For more information, call Donna at 715-302-3851. The Fibromyalgia Support Group provides support and education for those afflicted with fibromyalgia.
•DivorceCare Group- Monday evenings, 6:30-8 p.m., Highland Community Church, 1005 N. 28th Ave., Wausau. For more information, call 715-297-4012.
•Wool Inspirations- Third Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Good Will Community Room, Rib Mountain. Anyone interested in the hobby/craft of hooking rugs with wool, is invited to attend, free, casual, no protocol. Come and join our craft. Info: 715-675-7732 or email [email protected].
•MS Support Group- Second Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m., NTC Center for Business and Industry, Room CBI 103, 1000 Campus Dr., Wausau. For more information, call 715-359-2022.
•AARP Chapter 272 meeting- Third Mondays of the month, 1:30 p.m., Wausau Downtown Airport, 725 Woods Place, Wausau. Meetings will run 10 months from March to December 2016. The Dec. 12 meeting will be a Christmas Party at Schofield City Hall. Guest are welcome. There will be no meetings in January or February 2017. Meetings last about an hour with a quick social afterwards. For more information, call Steve Chow at 715-355-4918.
•Overeaters Anonymous- Sundays 6 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church 504 Grant St., Wausau. Info 715-842-3697 or www.OA.org.
•Gamblers Anonymous- Open meeting Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m.; closed meetings Fridays and Sundays 7-8 p.m. in the Terrace Room at Mount View Care Center, 2400 Marshall St., Wausau. For more information call 715-297-5317.
•Alcoholics Anonymous- Mondays, 7:30 a.m. and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. in the library at Mosinee United Methodist Church, 607 13th St., Mosinee. For more information contact the church office at 715-693-2125.
•’Friends’ Helke Funeral Home Support Group- After the loss of someone special, friendship can be very important. Join us for a time to visit followed by unique tours around Wausau. We meet generally the second Tuesday, 9 a.m., at Hardee’s on Stewart Ave. Check our website, Facebook page or call Lisa at Helke’s for more information, 715-842-3993.
•Givers Gain Team Wausau BNI (Business Networking International)- Every Wed. 7:30-9am, 2510 Restaurant, Wausau. Businesses looking to grow are encouraged & welcome to attend. 715-212-6305
•Free chair exercise classes- Every Tues. & Thurs., 9-9:45am, Mosinee United Methodist Church, 607 13th St., Mosinee. Classes focus on stretching & flexibility, open to all adults at no cost. Info: contact the church office at 715-693-2125
•Veterans Weekly Cup-of-Coffee- Every Wed. from 10-11:30 a.m., Denny’s, 1500 Hwy. XX, Rothschild. No agenda. No questions. No affiliations. Just veterans, any age or era. Just grab a cup of Joe, a steady chair and say hello. For more information, call 715-359-6145
[h6]In-Kind Donated Items Needed[/h6]
- Sweatshirts/Sweatpants. Adult-sized sweatshirts and sweatpants would be appreciated by the Boys & Girls Club. Contact Angela at 715-845-2582 or [email protected].
- Hygiene Items. Open Door provides toothbrushes/toothpaste, body wipes & other items to those in need when donations allow. Contact Anne at 715-848-4044 or [email protected].
- Gift Cards/Donations. The Wausau Warming Center is grateful for any help in purchasing items needed to help families/individuals stay warm & fed this winter. Contact Barb at Catholic Charities at 715-849-3311 or [email protected].
[h6]United Way Volunteer Opportunities[/h6]
- 55+ and Wanting to Volunteer? RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) can find the right volunteer position for you! One-on-one consultations, newsletters, tours of area agencies and computer classes are just some of the things offered. Contact Tony at 715-298-5721 or [email protected].
- Lunchtime Visitors. Wausau Area Mobile Meals invites caring people, interested in helping provide a nutritious meal to the homebound, to take a regular route one day a week. Meals are picked up at Aspirus hospital between 11 – 11:30 am and the route takes no more than 1 hour. Contact Nina at 715-848-5848 or [email protected].
- Invest in the Life of a Child. Big Brothers Big Sisters matches you and a child for activities that take place at the Boys & Girls Club. “Bigs” meet with their “Littles” weekly, for academic/recreational activities in a safe/structured environment. Contact Beth at 715-848-7207 or [email protected].
- Child Care to Help Foster Parents and Children. Provide a safe, loving environment for a few hours or a weekend, while foster parents take a break. Lutheran Social Services provides a stipend for this great need in WI. Call 715-849-3344 to find out more.
- Volunteer for the Housing & Homelessness Coalition Point-in-Time Count and/or Project Connect. On the night of January 25, go to areas in Wausau to share resources & conduct a survey with those experiencing homelessness. The morning of January 26, assist the Project Connect housing resource fair in providing information to anyone who needs housing assistance in our area. New volunteers must attend a training session. Returning volunteers will be able to attend an update orientation on the night of the Count. Contact MaiGer Moua at 715-848-2927 or [email protected].
Volunteer Connection and RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) are services that United Way uses to match volunteers or in-kind donated items with agencies in need. Visit www.UnitedWayMC.org or dial United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline for more information.